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I have a 1984 chevy surburban 2 wheel drive. 350 engine v8 c10. I want to know how do I properly install a distributor cap, rotor and coil.

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There is a timing mark down by the fan. I am sure if you are installing a distributor then you probably know what I am talking about. Put the line on the harmonic balancer. That is top dead center on cylinder #1. Now install the distributor. You need to have the cap off to turn the rotor. I will only go in one way. When you get it down in where it goes make sure that it is all the way down. Go ahead and put the hold down on the bottom of the distributor. The metal on the rotor is where you will start your plug wires. That is cylinder #1. Right side is odd 1,3,5,7 left side is even 2,4,6,8. So the next one clockwise is 8 then 4 then 3 then 6 then 5 then 7 then 2. The firing order is 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2.
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